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04 July 2011 @ 07:54 am
It's now morning,  
...and I haven't slept yet, but I thought I'd spam my flist one more time before I vanish off the face of the interweb. With this: it's a new header which I intend to stick up on my lj. And, for once, I'm kinda happy with the way it came out! ^_^'

Since it's all shmoopy I had to suggest the differences between Charles & Erik using colour - hence the red & blue. Just on the right-hand side, you might be able to make out the text-- it's one of my favourites, Shakesy's Sonnet 116 [which used to form a deliciously angsty plot-point in a romantic fic I used to write w/ an online buddy of mine. Long story.] It reads:
Let me not to the marriage of true minds
Admit impediments. Love is not love
Which alters when it alteration finds,
Or bends with the remover to remove:
O no! it is an ever-fixed mark
That looks on tempests and is never shaken;
It is the star to every wandering bark,
Whose worth's unknown, although his height be taken.
Love's not Time's fool, though rosy lips and cheeks
Within his bending sickle's compass come:
Love alters not with his brief hours and weeks,
But bears it out even to the edge of doom.
If this be error and upon me proved,
I never writ, nor no man ever loved.

*happy sigh* I thought you couldn't get much closer to Charles and Erik than calling theirs a 'marriage of true minds.' ^_^

Gawd, it feels like so long since I was in the habit of making banners. I do still feel rusty. >_<.
Btw, while I was making that mood theme? I noticed how heart-meltingly gorgeous James looked in one of the gifs, before I resized it.
Here it is:

I called it 'sleepy boy,' and it's how I feel right now, so- good night & good morning, nos da/bore da.

AliasOfWestgate: arthur smittenaliaswestgate on July 4th, 2011 07:53 am (UTC)
Dude, you picked my FAVORITE sonnet ever. I always loved that one when i read it the first time in high school. I was one of the ones that didn't run screaming from Shakespeare at that age. i LOVED it. I loved it since we went through Romeo & Juliet the first time when i was 13.

Really, it does work with them, entirely to well.

oyasumi nasai and ohaiyo! (good night and good morning!)

Edited at 2011-07-04 07:59 am (UTC)
Catcakehole_cat on July 4th, 2011 02:25 pm (UTC)
Hah! I was one of those ones, too! *In fact, I once got a round of applause from my English class for my Lady Macbeth-LOL!* XD T'was the way I said 'but SCREW your courage to the sticking place-!?!' *facepalm*

I reread the sonnets t'other day, and it was tempting to use one of the first eighteen [you know, the ones addressed to the mystery young man] but really, 116 was crying out for it. ^_^

*omg, good night + good morning looks so much prettier that way than in Welsh!* ^_^
AliasOfWestgate: joe smilealiaswestgate on July 4th, 2011 05:00 pm (UTC)
I'd have to dig up my old sonnet book. I'm hoping i still have it somewhere, or haven't lost it in the last 3 moves i made. -_-x

I had to memorize 116 for my english lit course in 11th grade(i was 15 that year). Teacher was an ass, but the class material was actually good. We read Macbeth that year too, though no one really was noted for any one part. But i remember going avidly over the sonnets, and they've stayed with me ever since.

Yes, japanese is pretty isn't it? Part of the reason i love the language is the flow of it. The complexity is as much of a challenge is reading Shakes can be. I only know enough to get myself in trouble at the moment. I'll eventually get some formal training. But for now? I have a few basics down at the least.

(stupid thing. there, all edited)
Catcakehole_cat on July 4th, 2011 05:07 pm (UTC)
I don't know a single word of Japanese, sad to say, but I kind of prefer it that way - language always sounds so much more musical when meaning isn't getting in the way. ^_^

Other things that happened in my English class at school: reading Dylan Thomas, and me playing an old sailor called Captain Cat [which everyone thought was HIlarious. idiots.] and having to do monologues about his frequent visits to prostitutes. >_<. *FACEPALM* Yeah... can't say I nailed that role, if I'm honest.